The Reluctant Empress
Knopf, 1986 - 410 Seiten
Extremely interesting biography of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, the beautifland mysterious Queen who was the Romantic idol of 19th-century Europe and wasassassinated in 1898.
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To gain this political end, she would even have put up with a Protestant daughter-
in-law, provided only that she convert before the marriage. So, in the winter of
1852, the young Emperor — naturally under the pretext of political and family ...
For they were repaid by the high social position they occupied by virtue of their
marriages, which, for all practical purposes, could never be dissolved. But
Elisabeth had not married Franz Joseph out of any social ambition. Purely
42 Sophie's comment: "The domestic happiness of the little one and the good
Leopold seems assured to me, but the marriage cannot count as a great match."
43 In spite of everything, the groom had a bad conscience; writing from Hungary,
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